Paul V. Hale of Miami died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.

He was 92.

Mr. Hale was born may 25, 1915, in Crocker, Mo., to Guy M. and Lela (Moore) Hale. He graduated from Midway High School in Newtonia, Mo.

During World War II, Mr. Hale served in the Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1946 after three years of service.

He retired as a foreman from B.F. Goodrich after 31 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and the First United Methodist Church in Miami. He enjoyed attending auctions and reading.

He married E. Louise Rose on Nov. 29, 1940, at the Methodist parsonage in Joplin, Mo. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one son and his wife, Joe and Joyce Hale of Miami, and two brothers, Loren D. Hale and Ramon Hale, both of Miami.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Jan Hale in 1976; his parents; one brother, Gordon Hale, and one sister, Lela Francis Hale.

Service were 10 a.m. today at G.A.R. Cemetery gazebo with the Rev. Carole Minter officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Floyd L. Perry American Legion Post No. 147 Veterans Funeral Detail. Burial will follow at a later date at the Jolly Cemetery, southwest of Pierce City, Mo..

Services are under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home in Miami.